At first, we specify whether to create an entirely new ZIP file or convert an existing ZIP file into a self-extracting ZIP executable.
Then we press on the "Next" button.
In the next screen, if we have specified to create an entirely new zip we can add files to be included in the zip.
We can do this by dragging and dropping the files or by pressing the "Add Files" button or "Add Folder" button to import an entire folder.
We can also press on the "Import List" button to import a list of files specified in a text file (one file path per line).
Afterwards, we specify on the "Next" button.
In the next screen we specify a zip password if we want by checking on the "Ask for Password" checkbox and then entering the password in the textbox.
ZIP Self Extractor Maker will inform you if the password is weak but you can ignore this warning by pressing on the "Next" button.
You can also encrypt the ZIP file by pressing on the "Encrypt ZIP" checkbox.
You can also check the "Run with Administrator Rights" checkbox to ask for administrator rights when you run the self-extracting ZIP executable.
In the next screen you can customize the user interface of the self-extracting ZIP executable.
You can specify window title, a prompt message and prompt type, message after unzip and also a branding text.
Moreover, you can specify about screen text and unzip button text.
Also, by pressing on the picture box you can specify a header image and also a custom icon for the self-extracting ZIP executable file.
In the end, we press on the "Next" button.
We can also specify multiple commands to be run before and after the unzip.
To do that, specify the filename of the file to be run and the arguments.
You can also use special folders such as $UNZIPDIR for the unzip directory, $TEMP for temporary folder, $PROGRAMDATA e.t.c.
In the end, press on the "Next" button.
Afterwards, we can set a specific unzip directory also by using special folders and we can also specify to unzip automatically.
After pressing on the "Next" button we can specify file and url shortcuts to be created.
In the next screen we can set localization options.
Select the language and language code and press on the "Add" button to localize into another language.
Then press on the "Next" button and specify user interface, message, icon and commands for each localized language.
Afterwards, specify the output self-extracting ZIP executable file and wait for the ZIP executable to be created.
Finally, you can check the appropriate checkbox and then press on the "Finish" button to test the generated archive or create a new self-extracting exe.
When the application is first started it asks you for your desired user interface language.
You can also change the user interface language from the "Language" menu.